Heart Disease Prevention
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the result of the build up of fatty deposits in the arterial walls, which reduce blood flow to the heart thus damaging the heart muscle. Our cardiologists provide a variety of services for those who are at risk of coronary heart disease.
You may be at risk of heart disease if you are:
- Have a history of heart disease in your family
At the Cardiovascular Institute, Saint Agnes provides comprehensive support to patients with heart disease.
Free Vascular Screenings at Saint Agnes
30 Minutes Could Save Your Life.
Vascular disease refers to any disease that affects the blood vessels, arteries or veins outside of the heart. One of the most common vascular diseases is arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. This disease is often a cause of a build up of cholesterol within the artery making it difficult for blood to flow.
The best way to detect and prevent complications from vascular disease is to participate in a vascular screening.
At Saint Agnes, vascular screenings are free, painless and only take 30 minutes. You will receive your results right after the screening. Your primary care physician will also receive your test results. If we detect an issue that requires prompt attention, our experts will be on hand to help you.
Learn more about our free vascular screenings.
Find a Cardiologist or Vascular Surgeon
Heart Failure Center
Saint Agnes provides ongoing support for your treatment plan. Our team works with you and your doctor to detect coronary heart disease early and manage it effectively. By devloping and implementing your individualized treatment plan The Heart Failure Center can help you maintain an active lifestyle.
Our center offers the following services:
- Medication management
- Dietary planning
- Exercise training
- IV treatments if necessary
To Learn More Call: 410-368-8912
Healthy Heart Program
Our vast outreach and education programs, collectively called the “Healthy Heart Program,” cover a variety of topics related to the prevention of heart disease as well as general wellness techniques, free screening services and early heart attack symptom recognition.
To Learn More Call: 410-368-2246
Know the Warning Signs*
If you see or have any of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately.
- Chest discomfort
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
*Provided by the American Heart Association.